Activity 1: Report to Conventions and Parties

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex This is Activity 3.4.5 of the PAs programme of work under Goal 3.4, which aims to ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas. Information should also be provided to other relevant institutions and mechanisms

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex: This is Activity 4.3.2 of the PAs programme of work, under Goal 4.3: To assess and monitor PA status and trends. This obligation is duplicated in the monitor PAs activity of the assessment section.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VI/25, 4: Formats for reports should be used (see CBD Decision VI/25, Annex I for mountain ecosystems and CBD Decision VI/25, Annex II for PAs). These formats identify priorities in national biodiversity strategies and action plans, impediments to implementation, and existing and potential areas of cooperation and capacity-building, and aim to support the work of the SBSTTA.

Author Commentary 4

Ramsar Resolution VIII.18, 16 : adds climate change as an aspect to be taken into account.

Author Commentary 5

Ramsar Resolution VIII.35, 16 : partly repeats Ramsar Resolution VIII.35, 15.

Author Commentary 6

Ramsar Resolution VIII.7, 22, Ramsar Resolution VIII.8, 12 and Ramsar Resolution VIII.8, 20: are largely identical in their request to Contracting Parties to report to the Ramsar Bureau changes in the ecological character of Ramsar sites, thus implementing Ramsar Article 3, 2. Ramsar Resolution VIII.8, 12, Ramsar Resolution VIII.8, 13 and Ramsar Resolution VIII.8, 20 have been reaffirmed by Ramsar Resolution IX.15, 2.

Author Commentary 7

WHC Article 11 :This is paragraph 1 of Article 11. Property should be suitable for inclusion in the list in paragraph 2 of Article 11. The inventory, which shall not be considered exhaustive, should include the location of the property and its significance.

Author Commentary 8

WHC Article 29, 1 : this information will be given in reports submitted to the General Conference of UNESCO on dates and in a manner to be determined by it.

Author Commentary 9

UNCCD Decision 7/2, 2 : involves the follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development relevant to the UNCCD.

Author Commentary 10

WHC Decision 30 COM 11A.1 : This decision deals with presentation of the periodic report for sections I and II of Europe. This is part 12, which also strongly encourages the States Parties in Europe to continue the improved coop

Author Commentary 11

WHC Decision 30 COM 11B: Concerns the follow-up to the periodic report for North America. This is part 7, which concerns only Canada and the USA

Author Commentary 12

WHC Decision 30 COM 11E:This is part 7 of this decision, which concerns the progress report on the implementation of the recommendations of the periodic report for Latin America and the Caribbean. It applies to the States Parties of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

Author Commentary 13

CBD Decision VIII/22, 5 : This can be done whilst reporting on implementation of the marine and coastal programme of work.

Author Commentary 14

CBD Decision V/2, 3:This obligation is duplicated in the assessing sites activity of the assessment section.

Author Commentary 15

WHC Decision 24 COM Agenda item VI, Section 3, 1:part (iii) of section 3 'Representivity of the World Heritage List' on p. 9. This obligation is duplicated in the assessing PAs activity of the assessment section and the planning activity of the management section.

Author Commentary 16

WHC Decision 22 COM Agenda item VI, Section VI.7, Part A, a : This should be done in accordance with Article 29 of the World Heritage Convention and the decisions of the Eleventh General Assembly of States Parties and the 29th General Conference of UNESCO.

Author Commentary 17

WHC Decision 21 COM Agenda item VI, Section VI.1 :This should be done in accordance with Article 29 of the Convention, through the World Heritage Committee, via its Secretariat the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,

Author Commentary 18

WHC Decision 18 COM Agenda item XIV, part XIV.6, section Iia :section Iia paragraph 3 under part a of section II. States Parties may request expert advice from the Secretariat or the advisory bodies and the Secretariat may commission expert advice with the agreement of the States Parties.

Author Commentary 19

WHC Decision 17 COM Agenda item IX, part IX.5 :This obligation is duplicated in the monitor PAs activity of the assessment section.

Author Commentary 20

WHC Decision 5 COM Agenda item XI, part 2 : part 2 Lists should include the name of the property, the geographical location of the property, a brief description of the property, a brief justification of the outstanding universal value of the property in accordance with the criteria set out in the Operational Guidelines (including a comparative assessment of similar properties inside and outside State boundaries). Natural properties should be grouped according to biogeographical provinces and cultural properties should be grouped according to cultural periods or areas.

Author Commentary 21

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This is Activity 3.2.3 of the PAs programme of work, under Goal 3.2, which aims to build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of PAs. This should be carried out through the Clearing-house Mechanisms and other means.

Author Commentary 22

CBD Decision VII/5, 5 and CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I :This is objective 2.2 of the programme of work for marine and coastal biodiversity. It includes part b: To identify activities under national jurisdiction, which may have adverse impacts on deep seabed ecosystems beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.

Author Commentary 23

Ramsar Resolution VII.15, 15: This obligation is duplicated in the incentives activity of the economic instruments section.

Author Commentary 24

WHC Decision 30 COM 11A.1 : Deals with presentation of the periodic report for sections I and II of Europe. This is part 11, which recognises the need to avoid the nomination of similar types of properties

Author Commentary 25

WHC Decision 19 COM Agenda item VII, part VII.52, 15 : comes under the report of the working group on monitoring and reporting.

Author Commentary 26

WHC Decision 19 COM Agenda item VII, part VII.52, 6 : comes under the report of the working group on monitoring and reporting.